DIY VIDEO: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Shows You How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden for Your Kitchen Wall

DIY VIDEO: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Shows You How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden for Your Kitchen Wall

MATERIALS

- mason jars
- hose clamps
- screws
- recycled wood board (or boards depending on how many rows of herbs you want)
- glue to adhere the board to your wall before you secure with screws
- charcoal
- stones for drainage
- and herbs of course!

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Turns Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse Filled with 200+ Plants

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Turns Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse Filled with 200+ Plants

We were so intrigued by (and jealous of) Summer’s rainforest-esque digs that we had to catch up with her and see if she had any tips for aspiring urban gardeners like us. Here’s what she said:
INHABITAT: What inspired you to start a vertical garden in your

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Natural Mosaic DIY Workshop for Women’s History Month Program

Natural Mosaic DIY Workshop for Women’s History Month Program

Head over to the Morris-Jumel Mansion this weekend to join award-winning artist Andrea Arroyo in a special DIY workshop for Women’s History Month. Arroyo will show you how to create a three-dimensional seed mosaic using card-stock and everyday materials. Click

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Vertical Garden Room Divider Using Inexpensive Ikea Plant Stands

DIY: How to Make Your Own Vertical Garden Room Divider Using Inexpensive Ikea Plant Stands

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Brooklyn Cruiser Releases Special Edition MoMA Red Bicycles

Brooklyn Cruiser Releases Special Edition MoMA Red Bicycles

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City Proposes Pedestrian Plaza for South Williamsburg

City Proposes Pedestrian Plaza for South Williamsburg

As Williamsburg expands into the once strictly Hasidic south side, the city has reacted by planning a pedestrian plaza on the stretch of Broadway near the Williamsburg Bridge. Just east of Bedford Avenue, the plaza would create a triangular park with chairs,

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Architects for Animals Shows Off 8 Cat-Tastic Abodes to Raise Money for NYC’s Homeless Kitties

Architects for Animals Shows Off 8 Cat-Tastic Abodes to Raise Money for NYC’s Homeless Kitties

A range of designs were on display showing many diverse cat shelter approaches. Some, such as last year’s winner, Kathryn Walton of The American Street Cat, Inc. and Stonehill & Taylor, focused on sustainable materials. Walton used 300 empty aluminum cat

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DIY Pop-Up Card Workshop

DIY Pop-Up Card Workshop

The holidays may be over but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn some awesome new card-making skills to put to use in the new year! Join award-winning cartoonist Felipe Galindo as he teaches you how to create one-of-a-kind pop up cards using paper and cardboard.

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New Yorker Creates Giant Holiday Card by Biking Across Manhattan

New Yorker Creates Giant Holiday Card by Biking Across Manhattan

People spend hours making their own DIY cards for the holidays but we think we can say pretty confidently that New Yorker Erik Trinidad’s is the most labor-intensive one we’ve ever seen. In order to create the giant virtual greeting, which spans almost the

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New York’s Next Top Makers Competition Could Get Your Idea or Product Funded and Prototyped

New York’s Next Top Makers Competition Could Get Your Idea or Product Funded and Prototyped

We wrote about the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s “New York’s Next Top Makers” competition back in October, and we’re excited to say that the contest is now open to submissions. The call challenges NYC designers and inventors to enter their product designs for a chance to win cash prizes and an opportunity to prototype their products. If you have a great idea but aren’t sure where to begin or how to raise money to produce it, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

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See How This Tiny West Village Apartment Uses Double Duty Furniture to Maximize Its Small Space

See How This Tiny West Village Apartment Uses Double Duty Furniture to Maximize Its Small Space

James’ home may be the size of a shoebox, but she made it look spacious and homey by painting the main living area in a bold plum color. The color not only brings out James’ personal aesthetic and tastes, but also makes the apartment’s historic decorative

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PHOTOS: Woman Bakes Entire Block of Brooklyn Brownstone Homes Out of Gingerbread

PHOTOS: Woman Bakes Entire Block of Brooklyn Brownstone Homes Out of Gingerbread

Gingerbread Brooklyn was dreamed up by Ms. Baumann as a way to raise money for City Harvest while doing what she loves best – baking. Renee is no stranger to cookie architecture. Last year, she created a single gingerbread brownstone which was so well-received

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Tiny World Terrariums is a Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Miniature Green Gardens

Tiny World Terrariums is a Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Miniature Green Gardens

Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow don’t just create any old terrariums, although these are challenging enough. Instead, they apply a little sense of humor and mischief to their miniature worlds. Examples of work included in the book are a desert oases with

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Gingerbread Brooklyn: Entire Block of Tasty Edible Brownstones Will be Auctioned Off for Charity

Gingerbread Brooklyn: Entire Block of Tasty Edible Brownstones Will be Auctioned Off for Charity

Last year, baker Renee Baumann’s epic gingerbread brownstone paid delicious homage to Brooklyn’s most recognizable homes. This year, the designer and chef is aiming even higher with a plan to create an entire block of yummy edible brownstones for charity!

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New York Runs out of…Brownstone?

New York Runs out of…Brownstone?

The next time you walk by one of the city’s beautiful brownstones, you may want to take an extra moment to appreciate it. The New York Times recently reported that the last local brownstone quarry in Portland, Connecticut would be using up its final pieces

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PHOTOS: Ray Villafane Unleashes an Insane Army of Ghastly Zombie Pumpkins at the New York Botanical Garden

PHOTOS: Ray Villafane Unleashes an Insane Army of Ghastly Zombie Pumpkins at the New York Botanical Garden

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden welcomed guests all weekend to watch the pumpkin master at work. Villafane and his crew of Trevor Grove, Alfred Paredes, Chris Vierra and Andy Bergholtz, a contender on the Food Network’s “Halloween Wars”, put oversized pumpkins

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Mystery Yarnbomber Decorates Greenpoint’s Transmitter Park with Crochet Art

Mystery Yarnbomber Decorates Greenpoint’s Transmitter Park with Crochet Art

We’ve seen many instances of yarnbombing in New York City from Olek’s rainbow-camo bikes to the Campaign for Wool’s fountains of felt, but the Transmitter Park piece appears to have been done by someone new based on its muted colors and simplistic design.

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Union Avenue Could be Turned into More Green Space for McCarren Park

Union Avenue Could be Turned into More Green Space for McCarren Park

Photo ©Kai Brinker

The city street that separates Williamsburg’s McCarren Park may soon become a piece of green space itself. A new city plan hopes to transform the stretch of Union Avenue that runs between the park’s dog park and sports field into a

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6 Can’t-Miss Green Activities to Do This Fall in NYC

6 Can’t-Miss Green Activities to Do This Fall in NYC

Bavaria in the beer garden photo from Shutterstock
Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain
Okay, so Bear Mountain is a little outside of New York City, but it’s a whole lot closer than Germany, right? This year, the state park is holding an enormous Oktoberfest celebration,

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New Green City

New Green City

New Green City is a hands-on, free event full day of action and dialogue, alongside our Union Square Greenmarket, where participants of all ages can learn how to live a low impact lifestyle. Activities include DIY tutorials on weatherization techniques, a

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Don’t Miss the Last Day of Food, Furry Friends and Fun at the Queens County Farm Museum’s Fall Fair!

Don’t Miss the Last Day of Food, Furry Friends and Fun at the Queens County Farm Museum’s Fall Fair!

If you’re sitting at home wondering what to do on this lovely fall day, we highly recommend hightailing it over to the last day of the Queens County Farm Museum’s annual Queens County Fair. This celebration filled with food, furry friends and fun happens but

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The Well is a Giant New Beer Hall Inside a Former Bushwick Brewery

The Well is a Giant New Beer Hall Inside a Former Bushwick Brewery

Bushwick’s Otto Huber Brewery may be long gone, but its new tenants have reincarnated its spirit with a cavernous new beer garden inside the old facility. Dubbed The Well, the transformed former beer factory is now home to 16,000 square feet of hopsy goodness

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DIY Softwalks Kits Let You Turn Ugly Scaffolding into Fun Pop-Up Parks!

DIY Softwalks Kits Let You Turn Ugly Scaffolding into Fun Pop-Up Parks!

The Softwalks initiative was born out of the MFA Transdisciplinary Design program at Parsons, The New School. Students were inspired by the Department of Transportation’s amazing makeover of the city’s traffic heavy areas into giant pedestrian walkways like

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6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC Today

6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC Today

INDULGE IN ICY TREATS

This is one day of the year when it might actually be dangerous to run after an ice cream truck, so why not make your own frosty treats in your own home? From scrumptious homemade popsicles in any flavor you like to organic lemon ice

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Green Depot’s Bowery Location is Up for Rent

Green Depot’s Bowery Location is Up for Rent

This might be the end of an era. For the past 4 years, 222 Bowery Street has been the home of environmentally-conscious building supply store Green Depot, but recently, locals have noted Sinvin Real Estate’s lease signage outside its door. During its short

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